NEW YORK — Temi Carda and Audrey Faber combined for 16 fourth-quarter points and each hit tie-breaking baskets in the closing seconds to lift the Creighton women to a 65-63 road win over St. John’s on Sunday afternoon.
Faber broke a 61-61 tie with a layup with 18.9 seconds left before Tiana England answered on the other end for St. John’s, tying it at 63-63 with 10 seconds left.
On Creighton’s next possession, Carda made a move in the lane and sank a contested layup with 3.6 seconds left for the game-winner. St. John’s had a chance to force overtime as Qadashah Hoppie was fouled with 0.7 seconds left, but she missed both free throws.
Creighton trailed most of the day before Platteview freshman Payton Brotzki hit a 3-pointer with 6:49 left to put the Jays up 47-46. There were four lead changes and five ties the rest of the way.
Carda led the Bluejays with 22 points, while Faber added 17. Brotzki chipped in nine points off the bench. After shooting 34.6 percent from the field in the first half, Creighton shot 63 percent after halftime.
Creighton returns home to play Xavier on Friday at 7 p.m.
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